SEPTEMBER 2017 – SEPTEMBER 2018
Women Can Do-II, was a training, capacity enhancement and linkages development project focusing on 12 major public women universities and 6 large-scale female religious seminariesnationwide. The project was built on the strong advocacy strength of WCD-I and worked with local as well as international (US-based) partners to establishing low-cost, self-sustaining efficient on-campus ‘virtual incubators’ for aspiring women entrepreneurs using existing infrastructures and staff via on-campus trainings of administering staff and development of linkages through ICT4D between stakeholders. WCD-II provided initial training and mentorship to 5000 direct female beneficiariesacross14 project districtsand prepared a pool of 50 women entrepreneursas role-models and change agents for the project institutions/districts by converting their ideas into actual market products via advanced incubation, seed-grants and angel investors. WCD-II was the first ever linkage of its kind between public women universities, madrassahs (religious seminary) and US’ entrepreneurs.